Abused as a child by his local priest, Brian O'Dea, a once ordinary young man, became a rebel, using and selling drugs for the escape and excitement they offered.
Soon he was operating a $100 million a year, 120-man business, and had developed a terrifying cocaine addiction.
Eventually he quit the trade - and the drugs - and was working with recovering addicts in Santa Barbara, when the authorities finally caught up with him.
Extracts of Brian's prison diary - perceptive, funny and alarming - are interleaved with a vivid re-telling of his outlaw years and the ultimate recognition of the things in his life that were worth living for.
- Format: Paperback
- Pages: 352 pages
- Publisher: Ebury Publishing
- Publication Date: 07/06/2007
- Category: Autobiography: general
- ISBN: 9780753512562